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10-09-2013 09:44 PM
1jeeplvr Ive got soo many pics of Molly but cant stand to look at them yet.Vids are the worst.She was such a good girl.Just not fair.
10-09-2013 09:37 PM
OlYellerTJ I had to make the tough decision to put down my Alabama (Al'ie Girl) in 2001. She was a brindle coated GoldenX?--we said she was Heinz 57 or the U.N. collection for her breed.
She was a partner in crime for 12 great years, and she taught me more than I ever taught her. And she could hunt out of the box (I'm no trainer/handler). I still laugh about how she bumped up more pheasants than my buddy's trained GSP! Both my late father and my son hunted over her. We got a lot of birds over that old girl.
I miss her terribly still. After we had to put her down (some sort of cancer?) I found a piece by Jim Willis that pretty well sums up my feelings:

I Loved You Best
-Jim Willis

So this is where we part, My Friend,
and you'll run on, around the bend,
gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.

I will go on, I'll find the strength,
life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.

There are others, that much is true,
but they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
will remember well all you've taught.

Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
take with you this...I loved you best.
10-09-2013 09:15 PM
windingwilkie
Our dogs!!!

I lost my first Boykin Spaniel , Harbour Girl, at 12 yes old.She had never shown interest in being around cars when they were running.One night I stopped briefly in driveway---when I headed for the garage she had her head under the front wheel.I spent $3000 on test trying to decide what to do.When the surgeon said she didn't have any quality life left that decided for me.I now have a 6 yr old Boykin Spaniel,Stormy Harbour, for my pal.When I hurt I pick up a picture of Harbour Girl that says "My Forever Friend"----I'll remember you forever, and how much you meant to me. So don't be sad or even grieve, it was just my time to leave.
10-09-2013 11:32 AM
KevinNJ Had to put my saint bernard down in April - one of the toughest decisions I ever had to make and still feel selfish that I did it, even though her quality of life was gone. She had to get picked up from laying down and I was the only one that she'd let do that. Then she'd fall about a dozen times during her walks at the end. I couldn't do it anymore.

It still hurts, but at least I can look at pictures now and laugh...



And all of a sudden my 2 year old starts asking where she is this week...
10-08-2013 01:12 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by BlueRidgeYJ View Post
Yup. Moose, a rescued short hair; he went Home in 2001. His picture still can tear me up.



I disagree, sir. There is something truely awesome about knowing that from their first concious memory, you were there. In the end, you were there. All along, you were there. No matter what, they knew their best friend was by their side, from new beginning till bitter end - what a blessed life would that be!
True.I am just referring that something that will love you no matter what lives maybe 12-15 yrs or so.They need to be on earth longer.But thats very true what your saying.
10-08-2013 10:03 AM
1jeeplvr Heres our other baby,Maddy.We got her after Angel our other Doxie passed from congestive heart failure.Its funny.My wife just got a new job at the animal hospital as a project coordinator where Angel was treated for years.She came across the total amount we spent on him,18k.Yup $18,000.00.Maybe were crazy but he was well worth it.

Maddy:
10-07-2013 10:25 PM
BlueRidgeYJ
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Originally Posted by kg4kpg View Post
Wow! Jeepers sure love dachshunds...

Yup. Moose, a rescued short hair; he went Home in 2001. His picture still can tear me up.

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Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr View Post

Thanks for the advice,pets just dont live long enough.
I disagree, sir. There is something truely awesome about knowing that from their first concious memory, you were there. In the end, you were there. All along, you were there. No matter what, they knew their best friend was by their side, from new beginning till bitter end - what a blessed life would that be!
10-07-2013 09:31 PM
Senior Chief
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Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr View Post
You should get another.Your very own.
Agreed....
10-07-2013 09:30 PM
kg4kpg Wow! Jeepers sure love dachshunds.

We say we don't want another one but then a match just falls in your lap. I lost my GSD, Zeus, in 2007 when he was 11. He'll always be in my thoughts. His little buddy, Ceaser, is my 14yo Mini-Dachshund. I think he's nearing his end but then other days he is great. Earlier this year we adopted another GSD, Jasmine, after saying we wouldn't. It just happened. Both she and Ceaser get along well.

I'd say take your time, meet more dogs, maybe you'll find the right match. You'll never forget Molly, as you shouldn't. Maybe she'll send you a match one offense days.

10-07-2013 08:04 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by Senior Chief View Post
Six month intervals ....
You should get another.Your very own.
10-07-2013 08:03 PM
1jeeplvr
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We lost Ruckus our spaniel/lab mix (pound puppy) to cancer almost a year ago on Halloween. We still miss him. We still have Maggie our other pound puppy. That helps there buddies.
Ruckus is on the left.
There very cute.
10-07-2013 07:33 PM
Senior Chief
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Originally Posted by SuperTJ View Post
We lost Ruckus our spaniel/lab mix (pound puppy) to cancer almost a year ago on Halloween. We still miss him. We still have Maggie our other pound puppy. That helps there buddies.
Ruckus is on the left.
They always look like they're smiling. Don't they?
10-07-2013 07:32 PM
Senior Chief
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Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr View Post
Im sorry.Can you visit him regurally?
Six month intervals ....
10-07-2013 07:26 PM
SuperTJ We lost Ruckus our spaniel/lab mix (pound puppy) to cancer almost a year ago on Halloween. We still miss him. We still have Maggie our other pound puppy. That helps there buddies.
Ruckus is on the left.
10-07-2013 07:21 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by Senior Chief View Post
My heart breaks. I had to give shared custody of Henry (my Goldendoodle) in a divorce that finalized last week...

He's amongst the living, and it still brings me to tears
Im sorry.Can you visit him regurally?
10-07-2013 07:16 PM
Senior Chief My heart breaks. I had to give shared custody of Henry (my Goldendoodle) in a divorce that finalized last week...

He's amongst the living, and it still brings me to tears
10-07-2013 05:56 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU View Post
sorry to hear that. At least you guys gave them a long and healthy life unlike the other percentage of our pet population.
Towards the end we could tell she was feeling bad but still had an appetite(lymphoma).I gave her absolutely anything to eat,ice cream,steak,sausage.I wanted to make her as happy as possible.Sometimes I think maybe I could have done more but I did all I could.


Plate of steak,


My wife giving her a burger.We let her live it up
10-07-2013 02:19 PM
dawhitesJKU sorry to hear that. At least you guys gave them a long and healthy life unlike the other percentage of our pet population.
10-06-2013 12:35 PM
cowtowntxag80 Hang in there, Time helps to heal your broken heart.
10-06-2013 12:20 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by SWAMP RAT View Post
I feel your pain brother. We lost our dog of 15 years just two days ago. It's absolutely heartbreaking. He's all I think about. I just try to find things to do to keep my mine occupied.


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Im sorry to hear.I absolutely love dogs & treat them like my very own kids.When we got or now 8 month old Shepard I was thinking ,Im just setting myself up for heartbreak.
10-06-2013 12:18 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by KittyPrawn View Post
It's tough, and eventually you will get over the sadness and you'll be able to just talk about fond memories. When we lost our first family dog, Georgia, my mom was really upset for a long time. It took her years until she was able to get some more dogs. She loves her new ones, but there are still so many times that we reminisce about Georgia and talk about how different she was from her new ones.

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. When I worked in a veterinary hospital, part of our grief counseling was to get people to tell us funny stories about their pet. Maybe that would help a little?
Thanks for the advice,pets just dont live long enough.
10-06-2013 11:20 AM
SWAMP RAT I feel your pain brother. We lost our dog of 15 years just two days ago. It's absolutely heartbreaking. He's all I think about. I just try to find things to do to keep my mine occupied.


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10-06-2013 11:10 AM
KittyPrawn It's tough, and eventually you will get over the sadness and you'll be able to just talk about fond memories. When we lost our first family dog, Georgia, my mom was really upset for a long time. It took her years until she was able to get some more dogs. She loves her new ones, but there are still so many times that we reminisce about Georgia and talk about how different she was from her new ones.

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. When I worked in a veterinary hospital, part of our grief counseling was to get people to tell us funny stories about their pet. Maybe that would help a little?
10-06-2013 11:01 AM
1jeeplvr
Losing a pet??

I lost my Molly about 3 months ago.Im still sad about it ,some days worse.She was my best friend & we did everything together.We got a Shepard prob a month before Molly passed.y Shepard loves being with me & I like him a lot but its just not the same.Will I ever get over Molly? I still miss her terribly.Heres me and my baby Molly

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